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The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates.

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May 19, 2015
TD Five Boro Bike Tour
TD Five Boro Bike Tour

There is nothing quite like mashing down a traffic free highway in a hoard of twenty-three thousand cyclists.

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May 19, 2015
Bikes & Bucks: 6 Ways Bicycling Benefits Businesses & Local Economies
Bikes Bring Bucks: 6 Ways Bicycling Benefits Businesses & Local Economies

During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and successes in improving bicycle travel conditions nationwide. This week we’re focusing on how bicycling benefits businesses and economies and as you’ll see, no matter what kind of cycling you do, the numbers speak for themselves.

 

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May 19, 2015
Who is the Knickercommander? And what do they have to do with the U.S. Bicycle Route System?
Who is the Knickercommander? And what do they have to do with the U.S. Bicycle Route System?

How do the Knickerbikers help double your dollar's distance?

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May 18, 2015
Once You Do Bikecentennial, You Can Accomplish Anything
Once You Do Bikecentennial, You Can Accomplish Anything

Bikecentennial made Bill a more goal-oriented person. “Once you do that [Bikecentennial] you can pretty much accomplish anything,” he says. To stay in touch with Adventure Cycling about the 40th anniversary celebration please fill out this form.

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May 18, 2015
Feeling Lucky? 7 Things You Can Win This Week!
Feeling Lucky? 7 Things You Can Win This Week!

Let us throw a wrench in your Monday, pedal wrench that is. Today we're showcasing this week's raffle prizes and last week's winners.

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May 17, 2015
New touring options abound at Sea Otter
New touring options abound at Sea Otter

The aisles of Sea Otter Classic were full of touring and adventure bikes as the industry grabs onto bike travel in a big way.

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May 16, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour

This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's Corporate Members. These companies support our mission and programs and do some cool stuff of their own.

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May 15, 2015
Cygolite Giveaway!
Cygolite Giveaway!

Light the way! Donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for a chance to win one of two sets of USB rechargeable Cygolites!

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May 14, 2015
10 Tips to Become a Bicycle Travel Destination. Add Your Ideas and Win!
10 Tips to Become a Bicycle Travel Destination. Add Your Ideas and Win!

We’ve seen an increasing number of communities calling us up and asking, “How can our town serve adventure cyclists? What can we do to make them feel welcome and encourage them to stay the night?” Here are 10 tips to help your community become a bicycle travel destination.

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May 14, 2015
The Not-So-Guilty Pleasures of Gas Station Food
The Not-So-Guilty Pleasures of Gas Station Food

One of the best parts of bike travel is the eating. Ice cream twice a day? No problem. Eating straight from the pot. Yep. But what happens when you’re 50 miles from the nearest grocery store and out of snacks?

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May 13, 2015
Build the USBRS with Town Pump Hotel Group
Build the USBRS with Town Pump Hotel Group

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Town Pump Hotel Group believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Town Pump Hotel Group!

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May 13, 2015
CLIF Bar Giveaway During National Bike to Work Week
CLIF Bar Giveaway During National Bike to Work Week

To help you keep your energy levels topped off throughout the week, we've got an assortment of CLIF Bar nutritional products for one lucky winner. To enter this drawing, we only ask that you do one of three things before 5:30pm MST, Friday, May 15th:

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May 13, 2015
Win a Piece of Modern Art!
Win a Piece of Modern Art!

Sleek, stylish, and safe? Yep. Donate today for a chance to win this TiGr lock.

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May 12, 2015
Hospitality for Cyclists: Programs We Can Learn From
Hospitality for Cyclists: Programs We Can Learn From

There are several hospitality programs for cycle tourists, but none exist in the U.S. Why not? Is there one that might make a good model for the U.S. Bicycle Route System? How are they administered? What do they offer? To answer these questions, I’ve compiled a few of the programs I know about: 

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May 12, 2015
American Roadtrip Dreams
American Roadtrip Dreams

What’s the best part of planning a bike trip? Whatever form your pre-trip planning takes, your donation to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is a great first step towards your next great American Roadtrip.

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May 11, 2015
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Exodus Travels believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Exodus Travels!

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May 11, 2015
New additions to the Salsa Anything family of bikepacking products
New additions to the Salsa Anything family of bikepacking products

The Salsa Anything Bag and Anything Cage HD Explained

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May 11, 2015
Wallets on Wheels
Wallets on Wheels

Just one week into our U.S. Bike Route System and we’ve raised nearly $25,000 towards our $150,000 campaign goal. We're celebrating bicycle tourism this week. Your donation means more miles of designated and signed routes, more people ditching their cars for bikes, and yes, more wallets on wheels.

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May 8, 2015
A Long Journey to a Short Ride
A Long Journey to a Short Ride

It was a journey of less than half a mile, but it took over two years to get there. Tiva, our reluctant traveler, finally took her first ride in a bike trailer.

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May 8, 2015
Take us to the bar! Bar Mitts, that is
Take us to the bar! Bar Mitts, that is

Do you bicycle tour in the winter? Even if you haven’t worked your way to up an Alaksan adventure in December, these bar mittens are nothing short of luxury for your everyday commute, spring and fall time touring and more.

 

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May 7, 2015
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in State Parks
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in State Parks

During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and this week we’re focusing on accomplishments for bicycle travel and tourism in national and state parks. These top 5 success stories highlight the innovative ways that state parks are working to welcome and accommodate bicyclists.  

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May 7, 2015
Digital Data for Devices Release
Digital Data for Devices Release

In the summer of 2014 we conducted a test of digital data on one of the routes in the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Over the winter we combed through the feedback and distilled it to new downloadable products released on April 27, 2015.

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May 6, 2015
Planet Bike Has Our Back!
Planet Bike Has Our Back!

Today your donation will travel three times as far, thanks to two match challenges! Our friends at Planet Bike want to see the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) grow to 50,000 miles and have been loyal supporters of Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. for the past three years.

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May 6, 2015
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Planet Bike believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Planet Bike!

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May 5, 2015
Happy Tuesday! Win a Jersey from Road Holland!
Happy Tuesday! Win a Jersey from Road Holland!

Today only, you have the opportunity to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it. campaign and win a slick cycling jersey from our friends at Road Holland.

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